I bought a tub of ricotta cheese about a month ago to make the mr his birthday lasagna, and for some reason, I can't seem to get rid of it. I have been adding spoonfuls of the stuff into his food every now and then, but I still have not managed to go through it. I am starting to think that I bought a magic container that will never empty. And if that is that case, is there a never ending tub of hummus I can buy?
Yesterday I cleaned out the fridge. The cleaning that involves defrosting, washing the shelves, removing the stuck on crap that has so steadily hung on for the past few months and using any food that needs to be used up. To be honest, there isn't much in the fridge at the moment(which is why I am cleaning the it) but there is the freaking tub of ricotta, ans I want it gone, it is taking up to much space. (for real,. my fridge is tiny) And because we all know that I am the worlds greatest girlfriend lady person in all the land, I decided to, once ans for all, get rid of the ricotta and make the mr some biscuits.
Off topic here but... It's SNOWING!! And not just a tiny bit, we are going to have a couple of inches of white stuff. I am so excited! I must get my winter boots out (I have to find them first)
But the biscuits. These biscuits are super freaking easy. Just a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes and you got yourself home made goodness to make your people(or yourself) happy. They would make a great breakfast thing, made for a brunch situation, or even made with the help of the littles that may or may not be hove from school and eaten as a afternoon snack. As for me, I am just thrilled to have the space back in the fridge and an empty container that may or may not be magical.
The stuff. A bowl of self rising flour, ricotta cheese, a little bit of honey, and an orange.
Dump the ricotta, a few couple tablespoons of honey, and the zest of the orange into the flour.
And say hi to my new amazing bowl! (Hi bowl, you are so pretty!)
Juice the zested orange and add in 1/2 a cup of the juice.
Now mix everything together until just incorporated.
Scoop dough onto a baking sheet in 12 similar sized balls. Brush the tops with any remaining orange juice you have (if you don't have any, use water) and stick those puppies into the oven (not actual puppies please)
After a quick 9-10 minutes, the biscuit cooking is complete! Golden brown and smelling all biscuit like.
Bust one open, maybe a smear of honey or jam...
And so the things you do with biscuits.. Eat them. I served the first one up tothe mr with a little drizzle of honey (cause I am sweet like that)
Keep on people!
Honey Orange Ricotta Biscuits
makes 12respectable sized biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
- 1 navel orange (1/2 cup juice and 2 teaspoon zest)
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, honey and ricotta. Zest in the rind of the oragne (about 2 teaspoons) then juice the orange and hopefully get at least 1/2 a cup of juice. Add in the 1/ 2 cup of juice and mix until everything is just combined. Scoop out dough into 12 similar sized blobs and place onto a baking sheet. Brush tops of biscuits with any remainingorange juice or water if you don;t have it
Place in oven and bake for 9-11 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the insides are completely baked.
Remove from baking sheet and let cool for a few minutes.
Bust one open and either eat as is or slather with honey, butter, jam, or all three.
Any left overs can be stored in airtight container for 2-3 days. Can be frozen.